Carlsberg Ukraine is part of Carlsberg Group, one of the global leading brewing companies with a large portfolio of beer brands and other beverages. Carlsberg brand is among the world’s most known beer brands, while Somersby and Tuborg are among the most famous brands in Europe. Since its foundation in 1847, Carlsberg Group has been steadily operating and positively contributing to the development of the society in all its markets. More than 40 000 people work for Carlsberg Group, and its products are sold in more than 150 markets. Carlsberg Group is one of the largest Danish investors in Ukraine.
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Carlsberg Ukraine employs over 1 350 people directly and owns breweries in Zaporizhzhia, Kyiv and Lviv, with Lviv Brewery being the oldest industrial brewery of the country. The portfolio of Carlsberg Ukraine includes the following beer, alcoholic and soft drink brands: Lvivske, Robert Doms, Carlsberg, Tuborg, Kronenbourg 1664, Arsenal, Kvas Taras, Somersby, Guinness, Seth&Riley's Garage, Warsteiner, Grimbergen and others.
According to the results of 2020, the market share of Carlsberg Ukraine is 30,3% ** in physical terms according to Nielsen *.
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** Calculations of PJSC “Carlsberg Ukraine” are based on the data contained in the Nielsen retail audit reports in the beer category for the cumulative period January 2020 - December 2020, for the beer market in urban and rural parts of Ukraine (without the occupied territories of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Sevastopol, parts of the Luhansk and Donetsk regions).
Kyiv Brewery officially opened on June 7, 2004, and nowadays it is the most cutting-edge brewery in Ukraine. Over $68 million in total was invested in the construction of this plant. It served as a platform for implementing the most advanced global innovations in brewing and construction. The plant is operating on state-of-the-art brewing equipment produced in Belgium, Germany and Switzerland. The production process itself is designed to take into account the latest technologies of energy efficiency, health, safety and environment protection. The special advantage of the Kyiv plant is in its convenient, functional space planning. The annual output capacity of the Kyiv Brewery is 400 million liters of beer. More than 400 people work there.
The company’s Zaporizhzhia plant was built based on an existing Zaporizhzhia Beer Plant No. 2 constructed in 1974. Starting from 1996, when the plant started cooperating with BBH Ukraine, it was renamed to Slavutich. In 2012, the enterprise was yet again renamed after the company changed its name to Carlsberg Ukraine.
In 1996, the plant was equipped with new machinery produced by the leading companies of the world’s brewing industry. Thanks to that, this brewery became a cutting-edge European-style enterprise with an efficient production and highly automated technological processes.
The current annual output capacity of the Zaporizhzhia Brewery is 333 million liters. The plant employs over 300 people.
Lvivska Brewery was established in 1715 by monks, at the request of Count Stanisław Potocki. From that time on, this enterprice is one of Lviv’s highlights and is considered a part of its identity, always representing Lviv in the best light throughout its growth.
As early as in the middle of the 19th century, the brewery made it to the best three breweries of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and became the largest brewing enterprise in the region. During the Soviet period, the company turned into the Lviv State-Owned Food Production Company “Kolos”, which comprised five breweries across Western Ukraine. In 1993, the company was privatized and became the Open Joint-Stock Company “Incorporated Enterprise Kolos”.
It began cooperating with BBH Ukraine in 1999. That moment marked a new stage of development for Lvivska Brewery: over $35 million was invested into the plant modernization. The brewing technology is also being constantly improved, to align the quality of the product with the highest global standards.
The output capacity of Lviv Brewery is about 208 million liters. The plant employs more than 250 people.
Year 2020 marked an anniversary for Lvivska Brewery; the oldest brewing plant turned 305.